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Wilcox Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 292 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted March 9, 2014

This school is a diamond in the rough. I can not say enough good things about it. The Principle is very caring and calm. His door is always open if you have any problems or concerns. I have a daughter with ADHD and the teachers have been very helpful with diagnosing her and working on strategies to put her on the right path. This fall a kindergartener was diagnosed with brain cancer and the PTO put together a fundraiser for him in 2 weeks (right before Christmas) and we more than exceeded our expectations for this event. I will always love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

I have taught at other schools and WIlcox is a wonderful school filled with great kids and caring teachers and staff. It really feels like one big family!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 23, 2008

Empathic, sensitive teachers who teach to the individual child. Definitely shows what the combination of smaller classes and excellent children can accomplish in the lower grades.


Posted April 25, 2007

Wilcox is a great school with a talented staff who love and care about all thier students. Wilcox is really a family and the kids learn alot about respect. All the teacher go above and beyond to help thier students be the best they can be. They offer after school tutoring, basketball programs, and even a drama club. Most of the children are neighborhood kids and become great friends all through grade school. This is a place for a great education with a caring teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

Strong program focused on literacy and mathematics. Strong faculty Great parent involvement
—Submitted by an administrator


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female44%
Male55%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income41%
Non-low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female76%
Male41%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income50%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female58%
Male46%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income50%
Non-low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female52%
Male42%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income43%
Non-low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female64%
Male70%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income67%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female47%
Male60%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income50%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female53%
Male55%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income43%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 51%
Black 26% 18%
Two or more races 11% 3%
Hispanic 2% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2000 Hastings Road
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (217) 525-3281

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